New York Accident Injury Law Firm Secures Award for Fall Victim

Personal injury lawyers from the Lurie Law Firm, a renowned accident injury law firm based in Manhattan, secure a $2,500,000 award for a mason injured on the job.

Online PR News – 20-October-2009 – New York, New York – A non-union mason who was injured after falling from a 20-foot retaining wall while working at Package Pavement, a company that manufactures cement and asphalt products for the construction and building repair industries, has secured a $2,500,000 settlement award with the help of Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell and Ryan, LLP (, a leading Manhattan law firm that fights for the rights of those injured on the job.

“Michal Cimbalak testified that he was working on a 20-foot retaining wall and building a foundation for a piece of equipment that Package Pavement was installing when he slipped and fell to the ground as he stood on a brace and poured the final pour,” says George W. Ilchert, Esq., a partner with the Lurie Law Firm. “Mr. Cimbalak sued the company that owned and controlled the property, Package Pavement Co Inc., claiming labor law violations, in failing to provide him with protective equipment while he worked at a height, claiming that Package Pavement was aware of the danger.”

According to Ilchert, Mr. Cimbalak sustained a herniated disc, a torn ligament, and a skull fracture as a result of the accident. Following the fall, he underwent cranial surgery and arthroscopic knee surgery. He sustained a traumatic brain injury, aphasia, cognitive disorders, and a seizure disorder and could not return to work following the accident. As a result of his injuries, Mr. Cimbalak receives ongoing care at the NYU Epilepsy Center and the Rusk Institute.

“Package Pavement maintained that although Cimbalak had sustained a serious injury, he had recovered well and was able to work,” says Ilchert. “They claimed that his seizures were controlled by medication and that his knee and back injuries were pre-existing.”

However, attorney Robert R. MacDonnell and the team at Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell and Ryan, LLP, called on six experts in the medical field who had examined Mr. Cimbalak and refuted those claims.

“As a result, the case was settled following jury selection and Mr. Cimbalak and his family were awarded $2,500,000,” said Ilchert. “We are pleased that justice was served.”

Established for more than 50 years, Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell & Ryan LLP, is a New York City Personal Injury Law Firm located at 475 Park Avenue South (32nd Street) New York, NY, 10016, The firm specializes in representing victims of all types of personal injury accidents including construction and demolition, falls from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs, automobiles, trains, and buses, babies with cerebral palsy and other brain damage, general medical malpractice attorney, saws and electrical tools without guards, and slip and fall cases. For more information, call 1-800-679-4227 or visit

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